Oh, boy – the First Friday Art Walk in Marble Falls is this week (February 2nd, 5-8 pm), and as part of it Marta Stafford’s gallery is having a bee-youtiful celebration featuring jazz, honey wine, valentine-inspired jewelry, and my beeswax photocollages and B Beautiful dishes.
I wanted to do something extra and different for this show, something that uses beeswax in a new way for me, and I came up with these five fun wall sculptures using earthenware, gauze, sticks, wire and beeswax and Secret Sauce (aka walnut ink).
Here’s the first one, called “Sacred Sentry”.
I’m calling this series “Earthen Wax & Wings,” and I have a feeling that I’ll be doing more of these. This one’s called “Cloudhopper” – a very happy creature.
Each piece has a tag with its name – and each one has a story that you can read in the faces if you use your imagination. Here’s “Icebound Angel” – so what’s HER story? You might not want to mess with her.
And here’s the “Messenger” – kind of androgynous? I guess they all are. Wings are non-gender specific!
Finally, here’s my fave – “Peacemaker.” Simple and serene – I may keep this one.
It’s funny how things work – I made the little earthenware “blanket” faces weeks ago without knowing exactly what I was going to do with them. Then I got an idea from Linda Rael that turned out to be the perfect extension for the earthenware.
And when Marta announced her “bee and honey” theme, I tried beeswax and walnut ink on the exterior and it all works together beautifully. Trust the process!
PS – the cataract surgery went very very well! Thanks for the good wishes – I practically have X-ray vision now!
Wow. This is beautiful.
Thanks, Please – you taught me everything I know 🙂
Time for an e-book on these please! But I guess we’d need a kiln??
Not if you used air-dry clay!
I am such a fan of your work!
Please! An e-book would be wonderful!
Love these little cuties! I want to buy one… Thanks for the mention.
These are fantastic! I love them.
Toni, you could do the faces with polymer –
Lyn, these are spectacular!
Thanks, Linda – you are the best encourager!!
Mysterious and whimsical! Love ‘em!
Oooh – mystery and whimsy! Thanks, Sheryl – you got it!
Fabulous! As always!
Thanks, Gloria – I’m soooo glad you like them.
Hooray for your new Xray vision. I really like these winged creatures.
Thanks, Terry Gay – coming from you, that means a bunch!! You know how much I love your work.
Beautiful new critters! Glad your surgery went well, I am scheduled soon, can’t wait to have x Ray vision! Hugs, Karen
You never cease to amaze. They are wonderful. So glad surgery went great
I absolutely love these critters. Another winner. Very inspirational also.
Glad your surgery went well. I know several people who, after cataract surgery, commented that they see colors better. Have you experienced that?